Today’s March Hat Attack is an ode to Heather Stoten Millinery HERE. Heather has lived in Boulder, Colorado, for several years now, and I discovered her before my daughter Camille’s wedding. She created the hat for my mother-of-the bride ensemble, and I have loved going to her studio, playing with her hats and chatting with her about headwear.
Heather loves turbans and she created this beauty for me last spring, made from Silk Organza and Silk Dupioni draped over a light foundation. I particularly love how the difference in fabric, weight and transparency look when blended together.
Heather and her family are moving back to the UK after living in the United States for 20 years. I understand that this is a good move for them; however, I already feel the loss of this talented and skilled milliner who has lived close to my home and has been an ever-present resource. She has enriched my life beyond measure and I will miss her with all of my Style Crone heart.
Bio – Heather Stoten
Heather Stoten’s passion for millinery grew during the 1980’s when she studied in London under the tutelage of Rose Cory, couturier milliner to the late Queen Mother. In 1990, she launched her couture millinery atelier label ‘Heather Stoten’ and was soon selling her unique and refined hat coIlections to high-end department stores such as Harrods and Fortnum & Mason. This led to Heather being featured in Vogue magazine.
Having moved to New York In 1998, she collaborated with Rodney Gordon, a theatrical milliner who produced hats and accessories for several successful Broadway shows. Other exciting projects at this time included the creation of a hat collection for ABC’s soap opera “All my Children”.
Due to Heather’s mastery of diverse millinery techniques and the quality of her designs, she was also asked to work with acclaimed designers Catherine Walker and Philip Treacy (she provided assistance with his London and Paris fashion show collections in 1997 and 2001). Most recently Heather has lived in Boulder, Colorado and is now moving back to the United Kingdom for her next adventure in the art of millinery.
Photos By Daniel
Now it’s your turn to throw a little headwear my way. Give The SC a MARCH HAT ATTACK and kindly link to Style Crone somewhere in your post. The link-up will be open through March 31st.
Anyone can participate in the celebration of headwear! Click on the blue link-up button and there are a number of ways to share your photo from your blog, Instagram or your computer photo files. All forms of headwear are appreciated: hat, headwrap, headscarf, headpiece, fascinator, hair flower, headband or other adornment for your head that you enjoy. Multiple photos are encouraged!